Audrey Teigland, 86, of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND with her loving family by her side.

A gathering time for family and friends will be held from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Burial will follow at St. Olaf Cemetery near Grygla, MN.

Audrey Jeanette Klaven was born June 21, 1934 in Grygla, MN the daughter of Olaf and Alma (Johnson) Klaven. She attended school in Grygla and Goodridge. In her early years, Audrey worked at a restaurant in Grygla. Along with her mother, Alma, and sister, Pearl, they moved to Thief River Falls in the 1950’s.

She began working in housekeeping at the Pennington Hotel in Thief River Falls where Audrey was a faithful employee until 1971.

On June 6, 1969 Audrey was united in marriage to Wendell Teigland at the Assembly of God Church in Thief River Falls. They made their home in Thief River Falls and to this union a lovely daughter, Stephanie was born in 1972.

With her love of children, Audrey started a daycare business in the early 1980’s. Audrey said, “I only had one child, but raised many.” They include Sarah, Kelly, Willow, Jenny, Megan, Rachel, Corey, Travis, Dougy, Jenna, Nick, Shelby, Trevor, Katie, Jonathan B. and Nik B. Many of whom have kept a close relationship throughout the years. She loved to cook for her kids and bake fresh bread. She thought of all her daycare Kids as her family. Audrey retired from her daycare in 2015.

Audrey enjoyed walking, reading, cooking, baking, gardening and shop the old-fashioned way, in a catalog. She had a green thumb when it came to her flowers. She was a very kind, giving, caring woman.

Survivors include her loving husband, Wendell; daughter, Stephanie Stephenson; grandchildren, Jordan, Spencer (Alexys Omdahl) and Jayde Fimrite; sister-in-law, Lorraine Klaven; sisters & brother-in-law, Beverly Doss, Irene Teigland, Janice (David) Sheridan,  Sandy Anderson, Darlene Stewart; special niece, Kim (Scott) Dickman; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Pearl Klaven, Gilmore Klaven, Marie (Matt) Bimler, Clayton (Carol) Klaven and Bennie Klaven; special aunt, Petra Nelson; mother & father-in-law, Allen and Marjorie “Alice” Teigland; sisters & brothers-in-law, Sharon (John) Flom, Dale Teigland, Gerald Teigland, Ronnie Teigland and Ramona Teigland in infancy.

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